"Pity? It was Pity that stayed his hand. Pity, and Mercy: not to strike without need. And he has been well rewarded, Frodo. Be sure that he took so little hurt from the evil, and escaped in the end, because he began his ownership of the Ring so. With Pity."
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
"But it is not your own Shire. Others dwelt here before hobbits were; and others will dwell here again when Hobbits are no more."
Gildor Inglorion, one of my favorite obscure characters from The Fellowship of the Ring